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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,700 People

    I've had chronic depression

    for over a year now and I hate everything I am. I've been dating a girl for over three years and I can't talk to her often. I feel alone. Like this feeling will never end... I'm 21 and I feel my life and chances to make a difference are withering away... I just want to opt out...
    DownInOut DownInOut 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Living as a teen can be depressing,

    even on the sunniest days it's seems as if , dark as hell. It's only until the blinds are open and the light shines forth, that you can truly become apart of the world.
    RichiNatural97 RichiNatural97 16-17, M 37 mins ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Update: I've been taking meds

    and so far things are going substantially better than they were before (i.e. a few months ago). I can still feel the bad thoughts bubbling beneath the surface but I don't get trapped in deep trenches of cyclical thought patterns nearly as often. I'm dating someone delicious...
    Mittons Mittons 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Its been about 2 months

    since I've hurt myself. I've been fighting really hard but I think I've hit my limit. I don't know how much longer I can go. I really want back into old habits, and tonight might just make me feel unstoppable.
    Taradactyl123 Taradactyl123 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 39 and been depressed

    since 12. I learned how to manage it. Spirituality and my belief in Jesus, belief that we are all precious and is on this earth for a reason helps me to continue on. I was trained in counselling and psychology. I try to control the obsessive thoughts that tries to get me down. I...
    geisha7942 geisha7942 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm so lost I don't know what I'm going to do.

    Why do i have to suffer some silly heart condition? Everything i do is wrong, EVERY SINGLE THING. My family treats me like ****, they say that they're degrading me so that i can prove them wrong, what the hell is wrong with people today? No it's not helping, it's only making it...
    Jeegogojee Jeegogojee 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have an LDR boyfriend,

    and he handles me being depressed so well, and I know that none of this is fair to either of us. I've slowly been losing interest in things that I used to be entertained by, and it's gotten so bad that on the typical day, I can prompt myself to do nothing but lie in bed. The...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    it was an awful day. it tested me to.

    the limit. I was treated unpleasantly by someone I don't know that well who won't even realise the full extent of how hurtful it was.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Okay major problem: I took a bottle of rum from

    my neighbors and I'm really tempted to drink it. I haven't drunk since I got alcohol poisoning in November. I miss drinking but I know I shouldn't Dx
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 13 Responses Mar 18

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Is this how you say goodbye?

    By leaving me alone? By walking pass me, pretending I don't exist? By giving me mixed signals? By hurting me, to the extent I die inside? Oh my dear love, I love you very much But everyday I see you.. You act like you're emotionless.. No physical contact, no signs, no nothing...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm so ugly and unless I'd

    rather slit my wrist and end all this for good......
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    it ticks me off when people just act depressed

    for attention. cut for attention. I mean there is a HUGGEE difference then being depressed and wanting attention.
    alliesmithcx alliesmithcx 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    “Battling Depression” I have found

    that writing is good for my soul, it helps me to deal with the depression in my life. Everyday I have to deal with the fact that I live in a place that doesn't want me here and living as a transwoman has given me the opportunity to see people at their worst. I live in a world...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I wish I was dead. I was planning on killing

    myself freshman year of college but I ended up dating this guy who turned out to be my other half. He's the love of my life but I ****** everything up and pushed him away due to my depression. I have a fear of abandonment so instead of being left I pushed him away and...
    ccarol9073 ccarol9073 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have something called "selective mutism"

    and i've had it since i was a kid. And i have gone thrue alot...actually not so much but i have so manyy feelings and i think soo much and i just don't know what to do and there is so much more. if someone wants to talk about them or other stuff then i'm here for you. Just...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    maxravnjak maxravnjak 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I don't even want to be here anymore.

    It's so hard to explain how I actually feel because I don't even know anymore. I just feel empty and confused , that's all I'm aware of. I'm sad. Hurt and just dead. I'm alive but I'm dead. People have hurt me, I have hurt people. And I hate myself for that. I've made so many...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm normally seen as a very happy person.

    Rarely anyone has ever seen me depressed, or anything really. I'm good at hiding it. I lay in bed for hours at night thinking of everything I've ****** up in my life, the worst part about anxiety and depression is people who don't have it, will never understand. I never...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Since I'm new here, I might

    as well use this experience to introduce myself. I'm Curtis, 17 year old who struggles with anxiety, depression and some other common stuff. I don't have much time to write this, so, I'll give a summary. When I was young, my father went to jail for a couple of years, finally...
    PoeticMystery PoeticMystery 16-17, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Struggling with Depression & Suicide - A

    Personal Perspective By Debbie Leads 8/10/03 Days of endless struggle More hopeful pills today Trying to appear 'normal' In some sort of way. It seems that the struggle Is always here with me And I wouldn't be here now If guilt would leave me be I know there's been many Who...
    Mrunderstood Mrunderstood 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    Look I need help, I can't do this anymore,

    I need to kill myself, does anyone know any ways that I can do it, it wi be best for everyone
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My parents are concerned

    and disappointed with me. This morning my mom got angry with me because my grades (while still good) are mediocre compared to what they used to be, I haven't been putting effort into my looks, and I'm lazy and not interested in anything. What can I say? She's right. If I didn't...
    Casualdeviant02 Casualdeviant02 18-21, T 5 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Tonight I wanna die. Or cry.

    Whichever one of those it is. I don't even know
    Sariliz Sariliz 18-21, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I cry rarely. Before the past like month,

    it had Been months and months and months and months since I had cried at all. Even when I was depressed. But I find myself wanting to just cry lately and now I don't want to but I feel like bawling like a baby. And I feel like smoking. And taking pills. And cutting. And burning...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response